Friday, April 20, 2012

A Tiny Memory

         All of a sudden, I am remembering some little things that my husband likes, so thought I'd write a poem about one favorite of his.  I think I've been influenced by Donna, at Mainely Write, because she is doing the A-Z challenge and has written more than one poem about a certain topic.  They are quite wonderful, so you should check Donna's blog out!


Root Beer Floats


root beer float
two scoops in
pour the fizz
that’s all you do
to slurp it up
use a straw, then
find a spoon to
eat the cream
 Rootbeer Haiku

Wishes true – rootbeer
floats for all to savor - such
nose-tickling fizz.






     Also - check on the Poetry Tag Group shown at the right!  And find Jama Rattigan's blog post at Jama's Alphabet Soup  to discover so many Poetry sites in the kidlitosphere doing wonderful things!  Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem Farm, and Donna at Mainely Write.  Plus Greg Pincus of Gotta Book has just published his first E-book, The Late Bird.  Now he's celebrating by giving one, or more, away.  See the blog that tells all about it  here

15 comments:

  1. Oh, sweet, Linda! Literally, even! The topic - root beer - and its importance. Maybe you could share a root beer float some afternoon on a warm, sunny day! Thanks for the mention. That was sweet, too!

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    1. I hope to! Thanks Donna. You are welcome, too!

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  2. Those A-Z folk are starting to inspire me too. Perhaps I will have to give it a go next year.

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  3. Oh wonderful Linda, you took me back to the days in my hometown sipping a little root beer from my teeny tiny root beer mug. I may just have to do some digging around to see if I still have it. Loved our old A&W when I was a kid. Ours had a drive-in outside and "sit-in" section inside with the round stools and counter. So much fun; great memories!

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    1. Thanks, Betsy. You've reminded me of those tiny mugs; I'd forgotten. We still have one large one (stolen from A&W?). But it's taken out whenever a float is in store.

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  4. Now I am carving a root beer float! Wouldn't that be a wonderful way to begin a dreary, rainy Sunday? It might just give me the energy I need to get my "must do's" done!

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    1. of course, I meant to say craving!

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    2. I actually crave a dreary, rainy Sunday. We need rain so much here. But it is getting hot enough to make floats!

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  5. It is EXTREMELY hot and humid here in Singapore and looking at that photo of the rootbeer float is simply heavenly. Lovely poems, Linda! :)

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    1. So, you are in full summer now, Myra? I think I should research the weather patterns of Singapore! Enjoy whatever ice cream confection cools you off.

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  6. I'm a big fan of root beer floats, too. Love the "nose-tickling fizz". :)

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    1. Thanks Jama. They bring back all kinds of memories from childhood too.

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  7. Yum! I love Rootbeer floats! We have an A and W stand that just recently reopened for the season! My favorite is diet Rootbeer float, then I don't feel quite as guilty! Nose tickling fizz makes me giggle because one time my mom and I had a good laugh over a fizzy belch that came through her nose...Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Somehow root beer really does make the nose tickle, I know. I wonder how many do have A&W memories? Thanks Amy!

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